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Bailey named interim vice provost for global initiatives

Anthony Bailey currently serves as associate provost for global initiatives at USC.

Anthony Bailey has been appointed interim vice provost for global initiatives, starting on Aug. 1.

Bailey will succeed Kenneth McGillivray, who plans to return to Canada to serve in a senior administrative position at the University of Waterloo.

In his current post as associate provost for global initiatives, Bailey has led university-wide efforts to advance the university’s academic and research goals through collaborations with global partner universities and governments, and by opening channels for student recruitment and alumni development.

Bailey has overseen USC’s seven international offices, and he has guided South American strategy, including the planning of an international office in Brazil, which will open in the coming year. He has also played a leading role in organizing the 2013 USC Global Conference in Seoul, South Korea.

Prior to his arrival at USC, Bailey worked for Kaplan Inc. as the executive leading development in the Latin American region. He also served as president of Kaplan International Colleges, a division serving more than 50,000 students and with operations in 20 countries.

Fluent in Portuguese and conversant in Spanish, Bailey has represented the education industry with respect to trade agreements on an advisory committee of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the U.S. Department of Commerce. He received his MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia and his doctorate in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania.

Joining the Office of Global Initiatives as interim associate provost for global initiatives will be Matthew Erskine, who will expand upon the office’s work in supporting key strategies that advance USC’s globalization efforts. He also will take over direct responsibility for the operation of USC’s international offices.

Since 2006, Erskine has been director of international programs at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, where he supervised the school’s overseas student-learning programs, engagement with foreign institutions, and programming for international recruitment and student advising.

Erskine also chairs a university-wide ad hoc working group that has been a successful venue for sharing best practices related to international affairs across USC. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Birmingham and a master’s degree in history from the University of Kansas.

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